City Missions Coming Soon!

Three new summer 2022 City sets have come to light. Online retailers have shared specifics of these kits already. However, the LEGO® Group now officially released images and details about the new sets. City Missions are coming on June 1 in Canada. Comparatively, most other City sets release in August. Additionally, they offer a brand new build experience based on storytelling. The LEGO® Group is calling this new experience a “story-led building journey.” Apparently, scanning a QR code in conjunction with having the LEGO® instructions app will bring up the story. The video below showcases one of the sets while also giving a taste of new concept.

Video showcasing LEGO® City Water Police Detective Missions. Used with permission, ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

The official press release offers the following information concerning these sets:

Time to roll-up your sleeves and forget about traditional LEGO building instructions – this new experience will take you on a story-led building journey – putting imagination and creative experimentation to the test. It’s the latest innovation from LEGO City that lets children dive into an awesome world of interactive adventures and missions to be solved through instruction-free building challenges and engagement with on-screen characters.

LEGO City Missions launches with three new sets based on animal rescue, space exploration and police detective mysteries. Each model is accompanied by an interactive story, with each story containing eight distinctive missions. Children will be given inspiration for core model builds, which they will then be encouraged to constantly rebuild and adapt to the different scenarios, prompts and missions they encounter throughout each story.

City Missions revealed with interactive story builds.
Image used with permission, ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

WILD ANIMAL RESCUE MISSIONS

  • SET #: 60353
  • COST: $49.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 246
  • MINIFIGURES: 3
  • RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.20 (barely passable value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 82 bricks/fig (excellent fig count)
City Missions Coming Soon: Wild Animal Rescue Missions
LEGO® City Wild Animal Rescue Missions, ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

MARS SPACECRAFT EXPLORATION MISSIONS

  • SET #: 60354
  • COST: $49.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 298
  • MINIFIGURES: 3
  • RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.17 (passable value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 99 bricks/fig (very good fig count)
LEGO City Missions Coming Soon: Mars Spacecraft Exploration Missions
LEGO® City Mars Spacecraft Exploration Missions. ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

WATER POLICE DETECTIVE MISSIONS

  • SET #: 60355
  • COST: $49.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 278
  • MINIFIGURES: 4
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.18 (passable value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 70 bricks/fig (excellent fig count)
LEGO City Missions Coming Soon: Water Police Detective Missions.
LEGO® City Water Police Detective Missions. ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS…

The concept of building through a story is interesting for younger fans. In fact, I am curious about the process. Most likely, I will acquire one or two of these kits just to try it out. For adult collectors, these kits are nice assemblages of parts and accessories. Personally, I am drawn to the Wild Animal Rescue and Mars Spacecraft Exploration sets. It looks like the wildlife kit includes a new hare figurine. Additionally, a black panther cub and baby crocodile are of interest. Both are recolors of figurines seen in 2021. What do you think of the City Missions coming this June? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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